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Rob Jones (center, back row) is surrounded by students and staff from the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) as he shows off a football signed by members of the DC Law indoor football team in Dodge City, Kan. Jones has been on assignment in Kansas, but returned April 17 to present the football as a gift to the center and its students. JTC Executive Director Brian Mayes (second from left, middle row) said Jones served as a basketball coach and mentor to the centers middle school-age students. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
A football may be worth 1,000 words, especially if it’s signed by members of a football team and given to some special teens by a former (and, hopefully, future) mentor who misses them. A number of months ago, Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Executive Director Brian Mayes visited The River Church, which hosts its services at Camden High School, to ask for volunteers to help out at the center. One of the first to answer the call was Rob Jones.